India

Total population (in thousands) 1,311,051 (2015)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 377,426 (2015)
Out-of-school children 2,886,200 (2013)
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Access

 

Why children drop out from primary school

Poverty, availability and accessibility are the three big reasons why children drop out of school. While India has made significant ...
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Reframing girls’ education in India

“I used to think – That, so what if I study, I will still just be married off. Because eventually ...
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Cycling to success: A road to empowerment for rural girls in India MORE

Although major strides are being made worldwide to reduce the gender gap in education, there continue to be significant barriers ...
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Children with Disabilities

 

WHY 12.1 MN ‘DIVYAANG’ INDIANS ARE ILLITERATE

At the launch of the government's Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term "divyaang" ...
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Gujarat: School children suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, says report

Depression, followed by anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are the most prevalent disorders among children and young adults ...
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India:‘Give special attention to students with disabilities’

A city-based disability rights organization has recently sent in a compilation of responses to the 'Inputs to the draft National ...
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Emergency

 

India: Save the Children launches child-centric response for Vardah

Within 24 hours of the Vardah cyclone making landfall on 12 December, Save the Children launched a child-centric disaster response ...
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India: Rohingya refugee children in Telangana to be soon integrated into mainstream schools

HYDERABAD: Unable to converse in any of the local languages is the setback for refugee children from the Rohingya community ...
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Postcards track progress of migrant children in school

Over the last two years, G Prakash Raj, a charity worker from India's Tamil Nadu state, has received hundreds of ...
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Gender

 

Mobile App Aims to Help End Child Marriage in India’s Bihar

MUMBAI —  A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in India's Bihar ...
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Reframing girls’ education in India

“I used to think – That, so what if I study, I will still just be married off. Because eventually ...
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Cycling to success: A road to empowerment for rural girls in India MORE

Although major strides are being made worldwide to reduce the gender gap in education, there continue to be significant barriers ...
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ICT in Education

 

Mobile App Aims to Help End Child Marriage in India’s Bihar

MUMBAI —  A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in India's Bihar ...
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Can you solve these ‘AI in education’ challenges? You may get to present the solution to government officials

It was 6 pm on July 28, 2017 (a Friday) and the Lecture Hall complex at IIT Delhi was packed ...
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India: Develop e-learning hub with UNESCO help: Chandrababu Naidu

VIJAYAWADA: Observing that e-gaming like innovations will help children understand lessons easily, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials ...
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Innovative Financing

 

India: Two years in: How’s the world’s first development impact bond for education doing?

Two years after the launch of the first development impact bond(DIB) for education, this innovative financing model is reporting promising results ...
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India: An innovation fund for secondary education will be created to encourage local innovation, says FM

Today, while presenting the Union Budget and its implications for the upgradation and enhancement of the education sector, Finance Minister Arun ...
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Nestlé Changes Packaging in Support of Girls Education in India

Nestlé India will rebrand the packaging of three of its most popular brands — Maggi, Nescafé and Kitkat., with the aim of supporting ...
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Learning Outcomes

 

India: Happiness In Classroom Leads To Better Grades, Says Study

NEW DELHI: The discourse on education goes in multiple directions. With the attention to RTE, the discourse seems to be ...
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India: When Schooling Doesn’t Mean Learning

It was a hot summer afternoon in a village in central India. A man lay on a string cot in ...
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India: Annual Education Survey 2016: Punjab, Haryana school students show decline in learning curve

In Haryana, 19.9 per cent students of Class I cannot recognise numbers, 24.4 per cent cannot recognise capital letters of ...
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Mother Tongue

 

Mother Tongue Education for Tribal Kids by July

The Odisha Government is all set to roll out mother tongue-based pre-school curriculum in anganwadi centres across 12 tribal districts ...
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Partnership

 

India: Tara Akshar Literacy Program among six global winners in WISE Awards for promoting education

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education, has announced the ...
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Policy and Curriculum

 

Can you solve these ‘AI in education’ challenges? You may get to present the solution to government officials

It was 6 pm on July 28, 2017 (a Friday) and the Lecture Hall complex at IIT Delhi was packed ...
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India: ‘Close rural-urban gap in school education’

Bedi says feedback from students shows the difference in teaching methods; asks officials to visit schools on a daily basis ...
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India: Why the world’s biggest school system is failing its pupils

ON THE ground floor of a primary school in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, five dozen pupils wait for ...
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Private Sector

 

India: Develop e-learning hub with UNESCO help: Chandrababu Naidu

VIJAYAWADA: Observing that e-gaming like innovations will help children understand lessons easily, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials ...
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Google And Tata Trust’s Internet Literacy Program For Rural Women Launched In West Bengal

Google India and the Tata Trust launched their Internet literacy program 'Internet Saathi' for rural women in West Bengal. The ...
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Google India and Tata Trust set to launch a digital literacy programme ‘Internet Saathi’

‘Internet Saathi’, a joint digital literacy programme of Google India and Tata Trust, is all set to roll out across 400 villages ...
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Teacher

 

India: Innovative teaching techniques to the fore

Medak: “Multi-grade and multi-level teaching method,” adopted by primary school teachers is making rapid strides in overhauling the education system ...
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India: Punjab education department declares result for recruitment of 4,500 ETT teachers

The Punjab education department Tuesday declared the result for the recruitment of 4,500 ETT teachers. The Education Minister Daljit Singh ...
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It is teachers who put education policies into practice: Mohun Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today laid emphasis on the role of teachers and said education policies may be formulated and ...
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